Lesley Hinger is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music, currently residing in Calgary, Alberta. Her music has been performed and workshopped across North America and Europe by various ensembles including the Arditti String Quartet, Sound Icon, Land’s End Chamber Ensemble, Ensemble Resonance, Ensemble contemporain de Montréal, l’Orchestre de la Francophonie, Ensemble l’Arsenale, Strata Ensemble, Violet Collective, and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Her works have also been showcased in numerous festivals including Third Practice (Virginia), the National Arts Centre Summer Music Institute (Ottawa), the Composit New Music Festival (Italy), the Strata Festival (aka Sask New Music), the Toronto Creative Music Lab, and New Music Edmonton’s ‘Now Hear This’ Festival.
Lesley earned her Doctorate in Composition at Boston University in 2014, studying under Joshua Fineberg. She earned her Bachelors in Composition at the University of Calgary where she studied with composers William Jordan, Allen Bell, David Eagle and Hope Lee, and Masters at the University of British Columbia where she studied with Keith Hamel and Dorothy Chang. From 2011-2014 Lesley co-founded and organized the Boston-based concert series Acoustic Uproar, which promoted emerging composers and performers in the programming of contemporary music outside of both academia and the concert hall.